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A variety of accommodation exist in Queen Elizabeth National Park that caters for all budgets.


At Mweya there is an upmarket lodge, a campsite and budget hostel. Another upmarket lodge fringes a crater lake in Maramagambo Forest. A low key camp is found in the Ishasha Sector. Accommodation is also available in Kasese.

Listing of Safari Lodges in the Park

  • Mweya Safari Lodge,
  • Jacana Safari Lodge and
  • the Ishasha Wilderness Camp offer upmarket accommodation
  • Mweya Hostel at Mweya and Ishasha bandas provide budget accommodation.

Mweya Safari Lodge offers visitors an unforgettable experience. Located on a peninsula within the heart of the Queen Elizabeth National Park, Mweya Safari Lodge is surrounded by the magical Rwenzori Mountains aptly described as the ‘Mountains of the Moon’. To the east, lie the guardians of the birthplace of mankind, the Great Rift Valley hills, separated from the Mountains of the Moon by the meandering Kazinga Channel. Here the water flows endlessly into two giant lakes – Lake George and Lake Edward.

Katara lodge is situated on the Great Rift Valley escarpment with uninterrupted views of the Savannah, Lake Edward and the Virunga and Rwenzori mountain ranges beyond, Katara Lodge is a 20 minute drive away from the main entrance of the Queen Elizabeth National Park, Uganda’s premier safari destination and one of the most biodiversity reserved in the world.

Pumba Safari Cottages is positioned in Kyambura in the east of Queen Elizabeth National Park. It offers budget accommodation for Uganda safari undertakers in three cozy cottages that have impressive views of Queen Elizabeth National Park. Every cottage has got two comfortable beds and a bathroom with shower. Warm water is available through solar heating. Pumba Safari Cottages have got a restaurant and bar.

The Bush Lodge forms an excellent base for your safari activities in Queen Elizabeth National Park. The lodge is built along ecological principals, the Banda’s designed and spaced in such a way to maximize privacy and enhance the safari aspect of the lodge. Surrounded by the National Park and bordering the Kazinga channel, the lodge has a truly unique setting.  Animal’s literary room in and out the camp and sounds of hippo’s and hyena’s complement our star lit dinners… At a great price quality ratio, The Bush Lodge finally offers a safari camp which is affordable and authentic. Expect a great outdoor safari atmosphere, a close to nature experience with excellent food and friendly service.

Enganzi Game Lodge is nestled on a hill bordering the Queen Elizabeth National Park and overlooking un-spoilt bush in the cradle of western Ugandans magnificent wild. With 5 splendidly set cottages which offer a picture perfect view of the Queen Elizabeth National Parks bush expense, guests will be spoilt for choice in glimpses of natures best at flora and fauna.

Ihamba Lakeside Safari Lodge is situated on the shores of Lake George in Queen Elizabeth National Park, Muhokya sub-county, near Kahendero Fishing Village. Born out of love for nature and animal preservation, our lodge is a perfect location for those who want to experience the tranquility of unspoiled Africa, untouched by mass tourism. Ihamba Lakeside Safari Lodge’s unique charm is in the atmosphere of intimacy, welcoming ambiance and a splendid customer service that is carefully rendered to our esteemed guests and visitors.

Simba safari camp is nestled atop a hill overlooking Lake Kikorongo on the edge of Uganda’s most popular Queen Elizabeth National Park (QE), with panoramic views across the park’s extensive savannah plains teeming with wildlife as well as Lakes George and the famed Kazinga Channel. It is the closest accommodation to QE’s Kasenyi plains on the edge of Lake George, the famed mating grounds for the Uganda Kobs and thus the most preferred area for game viewing drives. It is also closest to the other areas of northern Queen Elizabeth National Park, including the Mweya Peninsula and the Kazinga Channel; well known for launch cruises, close range game-viewing as well as bird-viewing. There is also an opportunity to go for guided chimpanzees tracking in Kyambura Gorge.

Jacana Safari Lodge looks out onto a crater lake in Queen Elizabeth National Park in western Uganda. It is an environmentally friendly lodge which has done its bit to protect the local environment as it is made pretty much entirely from local materials. Catch a tan beside the pool during the day and wallow in the warm waters. The cozy Virunga Lounge with its roaring fireplace is a welcome retreat in the cool evening as is the steaming sauna.

Camp grounds

Camping is possible at Mweya, Maramagambo and Ishasha.

Accommodation Outside the Park

Convenient options just outside the park include Hippo Hill Camp close to Katwe and Kingfisher Camp on the lovely Kichwamba escarpment. A new lodge is under construction in the Kyambura Wildlife Reserve.

Safari Lodges

Price Guide:
All prices are shown in US$, per person per night
Luxury: $190 and over
Midrange: $75 – $185
Budget: $35 – $70
Shoestring: Under $35

The following four lodging options are concessionaires found within Queen Elizabeth National Park:

Ishasha Wilderness Camp
Location: Ishasha
Mob: +256 772 721155, +256 772 721479, +256 772 870354
Email: info@ugandaexclusivecamps.com,
reservations@wildfrontiers.co.ug, info@wildfrontiers.co.ug
Website: www.ugandaexclusivecamps.com/ishasha.html
Price Range: Luxury (full board)

Jacana Safari Lodge
Location: On Lake Nyamusingire, 10km south of Kichwamba
Tel: +256 414 258 273, +256 312 260 758
Website: www.geolodgesafrica.com
Email: info@geolodgesafrica.com, reservations@geolodgesafrica.com
Price Range: Midrange – Luxury (full board)

Mweya Hostel (Albertine Rift Safaris Ltd)
Location: Mweya
Mob: +256 772609969, 414236583, 414250399
Price Range: Budget (b&b)

Mweya Safari Lodge
Location: Mweya Peninsula
Tel: + 256 312 260260/1, +256 414 340054
Email: reservations@marasa.net, mweyaparaa@africaonline.co.ug
Website: www.mweyalodge.com; www.marasa.net
Price Range: Midrange – Luxury (b&b and full board available)

Bush Camp
Location: Overlooking the Kazinga Channel
Tel: +256 312 294 894, +256 772 445 805, +256 772 370 263,
Email: info@bushlodge.com, info@naturelodge.biz
Website: www.kabiza.com/Bush-Lodge-Queen-Elizabeth-Park.htm
Price Range: Midrange

Hippo Hill Camp and Lodge
Location: Katwe
Tel: +256 31 2 277304, +256 77 2 515672, +256 78 2 399235
Email: kitanda@infocom.co.ug
Website: www.adventurecamps.co.ug/hippo_hill_camp.htm
Price Range: Midrange (full board)

Hotel Margherita Ltd
Location: 3km west of Kasese
Tel: +256 772 695808, +256 483 444015
Email: info@hotel-margherita.com
Website: www.hotel-margherita.com
Price Range: Prices vary depending on room/suite facilities, and which meals are included. Please see our website for more details.

Ishasha Ntungwe River Camp
Location: Ishasha
Mail: P.O. Box 71312 Kampala
Mob: +256 772 602205
Email: ishashantungwe@gmail.com
Website: www.treelionsafarilodge.com
Booking Office: Plot 188 Lusi Nvumirwa Road, Mutundwe, off Nalukolongo
Industrial area
Price Range: Midrange (full board)

Katara Lodge
Location: On the escarpment, 5km south of Kichwamba
Mob: +256 773011648, +256 712812560
Email: info@kataralodge.com
Website: www.kataralodge.com
Price Range: Midrange (full board)

Kingfisher Lodge Kichwamba
Location: On the escarpment, just south of Kichwamba
Mob: +256 774 159579, +256 753 367980
Email: kingfisher-kichwamba@gmx.net
Website: www.kingfisher-uganda.net/en/kichwamba-en
Price Range: Midrange (half board)

Kyambura Game Lodge
Location: Between Kyambura Gorge and Kichwamba
Tel: +256 414 322789, +256 772873106, +256 782 526636
Email: reservations@kyamburalodge.com, marketing@kyamburalodge.com
Website: www.kyamburalodge.com
Price Range: Midrange (full board)

Queen Elizabeth Safari Camp
Location: Kyambura
Mob: +256 070305553
Email: njendahayo@yahoo.com
Price Range: Budget (room only) and shoestring (camping)

Rwenzori International Hotel
Location: Mbogo Road , Kasese Town
Tel: +256 483 444148, +256 782 282008, +256 702 933985, +256 772 462783
Email: rihlkasese@yahoo.com
Website: www.rwenzoriinternationalhotel.com
Price Range: Shoestring (room only)

Rwenzori The Gardens
Location: Kasese Town
Tel: +256 772466461, 702444655
Email: rwenzorigardens@yahoo.com
Website: www.rwenzori-hotel.com
Price Range: Shoestring – Budget (b&b)

Sandton Hotel
Location: Kasese Town, north of Queen Elizabeth National Park
Tel: +256 701489055, +256 752963185
Email: sandtonhotelkasese@yahoo.com, info@sandtonhotelkasese.com
Website: www.sandtonhotelkasese.com
Price Range: Shoestring – Budget (b&b)

Simba Safari Camp
Location: Bordering the Park, 2km from Kikorongo
Tel: +256 414 267153, +256 772 426368
Email: miranda@safari-uganda.com, info@ugandalodges.com
Website: www.ugandalodges.com/lodges/simba
Price Range: Shoestring – Budget (b&b), Midrange (full board),
Shoestring (Camping and dorms, room only)

Spring Resort Hotel
Location: Kasese Town
Tel: + 256 (0)718219872, (0)701338729
Email: info@springinternationalhotel.com
Website: http://shumuktravel.com/SpringsKasese/index.html
Price Range: Midrange – Luxury (b&b)

The Village Eco Lodge
Location: 5km North of Kasese Town
Mob: +256 774337500, 772573047
Email: kogereguestfarm@gmail.com
Website: http://kguestfarm.blogspot.com/2011/02/remarks-by-externalvolunteer.
Price Range: Shoestring (room only)

Volcanoes Kyambura Gorge Lodge
Location: Kyambura
Tel: +256 414 346 464/5, +256 312 263 823, 772741 719, 772 741 718
Email: salesug@volcanoessafaris.com
Website: www.volcanoessafaris.com
Price Range: Luxury (full board)

White House Hotel
Location: Plot No. 46 Henry Bwambale Rd, Kasese Town
Mob: +256 782 536263
Price Range: Shoestring (room only)